Lewis, Carol

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Instruments Played
Viola da Gamba, Vielle

Current Performance Ensembles
Ensemble Chaconne
Boston Camerata
Duo Maresienne

Personal Summary / Bio

CAROL LEWIS has been called a “zestful and passionate champion” of the viola da gamba.  She has demonstrated her musical virtuosity and versatility many times, as a soloist in recitals in the U.S. and abroad, as well as in performances of cantatas and Passions by Bach and others.  An accomplished ensemble musician, she has toured and recorded extensively with Hespèrion, the Boston Camerata, and Capriccio Stravagante.  Recent performances include appearances with Hespèrion at Lincoln Center (New York) and the Boston Early Music Festival concert series (Cambridge, MA), as well as with the Boston Camerata at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum concert series ( Boston, MA ), and the Radio France Auditorium (Paris). She has recorded on Astrée, EMI, Lyrichord, Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Erato, Atma Classique and Koch International.  Ms. Lewis has taught at New England Conservatory of Music, at Amherst Early Music, and at the annual summer conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America .  She is a co-founder of the Society for Historically Informed Performance.  The Boston Herald called her playing “brilliantly florid”, and the Centre Presse ( Poitiers, France ) admired her “technique and musicality, her breathtaking dexterity”.





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